Scroll Through Spring: Irises

The Missouri Botanical Garden has more than 1,200 varieties of iris—many of which reside in the Alice Hahn Goodman Iris Garden. These showy spring flowers reach their peak right around Mother’s Day in St. Louis, and visiting them has become tradition for many families in the area. We invite you to take a scroll among the irises with some of our favorite images from this spring at the Garden.

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The Goodman Iris Garden
Iris ‘Millennium Falcon’
Iris ‘Notta Lemon’

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Iris ‘Victoria Falls’
Iris wattii
Iris ‘House Arrest’
An aerial view of the Goodman Iris Garden.
A drone flight through the Goodman Iris Garden at peak bloom.
Iris mackii in the The Margaret Grigg Nanjing Friendship Garden.
Iris ‘Sway Away’
Horticulturist Taylor Leesnitzer works in the Goodman Iris Garden.

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Iris ‘Back to the Future’
Irises in the Goodman Iris Garden.
Iris ‘Preference’
Iris ‘Caesar’s Brother’ in the Isabelle Baer Garden.

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Iris ‘Goodnight Moon’
Iris ‘Oh Dear’
An iris in the Goodman Iris Garden.
The Goodman Iris Garden.
A species iris in the Goodman Iris Garden.
Iris pallida at the edge of the English Woodland Garden.

Photos by Cassidy Moody — Senior Digital Media Specialist

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